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Review: Angel Olsen offers Oscar-worthy drama at Echoplex
Review: Angel Olsen offers Oscar-worthy drama at Echoplex

Angel Olsen walked onto the Echoplex stage, grabbed her guitar and stood before a microphone. A few miles away, the Academy Awards had just finished. But as the sparkle along Hollywood Boulevard poured into limousines and cruised to parties across the city, the singer in Echo Park may as well have been gigging in the Ozarks. Nonetheless, she delivered one of the best performances of Sunday evening, one whose resonant voice and way with phrasing deserved a trophy, if not a pizza and a shout-out from Ellen DeGeneres. “I quit my dreaming the moment I found you/ I started dancing just to be around you,” she sang, her hand strumming out a few sparse chords while her voice echoed with...

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